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Old Dec 5th, 2017, 17:41 PM   31
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Hi ladies, I was just told I have GC and my appointment is next week but wondering if anyone has a website they love with meal ideas. I want to start eating better now if I can.
I read some of your meal ideas and it seems like I can do this.
Trying not to get overwhelmed or feel guilty about this as I am overweight to begin with and am now spiralling down a hole of this is all my fault.
Sorry for your diagnosis Myshel!! Don't feel guilty though, it's not your fault. It's your placenta's lol!!

Anyways, I like to make sure for breakfast I'm eating eggs and veggies and then I can have some toast with that fibre and protein it doesn't spike my levels. Lunches and dinners lots of salad type things with seeds nuts cheeses and meats. Veggies anytime I want for a snack and fruits or granola bars when I'm feeling a bit on the low sugar side!!



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 15:43 PM   32
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Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I'm trying to find out more information about low blood sugar. I have basically the opposite problem to gestational diabetes in that my blood sugar is always on the low end of the scale - have any of you been told what number to keep your blood sugar above? I can't seem to find much information about this anywhere. I'm not worried about my health so much as that out of curiosity I'm trying to figure out how borderline mine is. I'm going to ask my midwife about it next appointment, but for now just looking for information.



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 16:42 PM   33
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Thank you so much for the support ladies, I am going back and looking at everyones recommendations.
So far feeling like I can totally do this, and excited this means I will be induced early!



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 19:16 PM   34
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Zerg I think between 4-6... anything below 4 I always find I feel shaky and weak. But I don't think measuring blood sugar for hypo is very helpful. You just want to make sure you're eating complex carbs with every meal and snack to keep it up...



 
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Old Dec 8th, 2017, 14:39 PM   35
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Same as Reiko said, mine has to be above 4. I've had to totally change the way I eat, now have to eat min of every 2.5-3 hours apart to keep my sugars stable. Complex carbs and protein mix and don't use sugar (or anything sweet ie dried fruit etc) to boost your blood sugars, just have a carb/protein snack to level you out. I expect your midwife will tell you to eat smaller meals/snacks more frequently, I don't always feel hungry at snack time but I force myself even if it's just an oatcake or some breadsticks and houmus etc x



 
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Old Dec 8th, 2017, 18:43 PM   36
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My blood sugar after the test was 3.8. I have had pretty much the same result through my other two pregnancies, itís never been higher than 3.9.

Iíve always known I have low blood sugar, because if I donít eat regularly then I get the shakes, I canít focus, I get angry and have occasionally freaked out if itís been too long between eating. I donít actually know what my blood sugar drops to as Iíve never had it investigated by a doctor, I just manage it by eating regularly myself. The only time itís ever been tested when Iím not pregnant was once when I was sent to hospital with suspected appendicitis and I was told it was low then too.

I realise 3.8 is not super low, itís borderline, itís just interesting in that it basically confirms why I have low energy all the time. Iím going to get it checked by a doctor properly once I have this baby to see if thereís anything I can do about it. Just makes me wonder what it was before I consumed the 50g glucose drink as it obviously would have been lower than that.

Thanks for replies ladies, I hope things go okay with managing your own blood sugar!



 
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Old Dec 9th, 2017, 01:16 AM   37
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I would definitely feel shaky at 3.8!!



 
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Dietitian meeting tomorrow, is there any questions you think I should ask?
Not quite sore to expect



 
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